Southport

Astronomy

Day of meetingMonthly, 4th Thursday
Time7:00 - 9:00
VenueThe Gables Bridge Club, Queens Road
Leader Bob Mount
Telephone01704 809292
Click the link to email:Astronomy leader

Following government advice on group meetings the leader, with the approval of group members, has decided that the group will not hold meetings for the foreseeable future.

Astro Group activities include:

  • presentations and discussions on every aspect of astronomy
  • star gazing and observing with telescopes (weather dependent of course)
  • sessions on the purchase and use of telescopes
  • visits to observatories and planetariums
  • evening talks at nearby universities
  • visits to astronomy fairs

No technical knowledge or observing equipment is required. The purpose of the group is to learn about all aspects of Astronomy and the universe around us. If you decide to purchase a telescope or binoculars sound advice will be given on the most suitable equipment to match your needs and budget.

There is some limited car parking space at the Bridge Club, otherwise on Queens Road. A hot drink and biscuits are available.

------- ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS for the astronomer -----------------------------------

  • SpaceWeather. A website giving daily updates on interesting events going on up there. Includes sunspot count, solar and lunar eclipses, occultations and other fascinating topics. Want to know when there's a chance of catching those aurorae or a noctilucent cloud display? This site will help you.
  • NASA website. The website for all things in space exploration. Be sure to visit the Galleries section!
  • NASA Eclipses. Here you will find a table leading to full details of past and upcoming solar and lunar eclipses. Tells you where you may have to travel to for the best viewing experience. Eclipse predictions are by the renowned Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC Emeritus.
  • Met Office forecast. Find out if you should dust off the 'scope tonight.

Click to view ASTRONOMY PICTURE GALLERY

Dates for your Diary
Thu Sep 24th Solar Flares
Professor Philippa Browning
Thu Oct 22nd Presentation
Professor Andy Newsom
Thu Nov 26th Presentation
Dr Steve Barrett
Thu Dec 3rd Winter Solstice Dinner
Venue to be confirmed
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Appreciation of the Classics Art & Craft
Astronomy Badminton
Banjolele Bellydancing
Bird Watching Book Clubs
Bridge - The sociable one Chess
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Coffee Morning Cycling for Fun
Discussion Drama
Egyptology Family History (Genealogy)
Fantasy Financial Floral Art
French Fringe Poetry U3A
Gardening Global Perspectives
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Jazz Jewellery
Knitting and Crochet Let’s Go
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Meet and Eat Mindfulness
Modern Movies Music, Theatre and Opera
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Pilates Python Programming
Quiz Night Racquetball
Relaxez Vous Russian - Language and Culture
Scrabble Short Mat Bowling
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